Eilisain aka Lisette in Gaelic

Welcome to my blog, where I document my process in making jewelry, muse on the influence of art and the joy of making beautiful objects.

Friday, May 29, 2015

The summer shows are coming!

Next week it'll be June and I think it'll really hit that it's summer.  And next weekend I'll be in Atlanta for the Indie Craft Experience (ICE) at the Georgia Freight Depot.

I'm super excited, I am really enjoying doing shows.  I get to meet new people and travel while promoting and selling my jewelry.   And this time I'll be traveling with another local handmade business,  The Lucky Owl Shop.  It's going to make the trip that much better, as over the past year I've discovered that it's really hard to set up shows by yourself.  Having a partner to talk with, take breaks and just ease the burden of carrying tables and chairs makes it much easier!

We will be at booth #39 for those of you that may be in the Atlanta area or want to share this with your fellow Atlanta friends!

Here are some of the print/online materials for the show. 

Isn't this a pretty postcard? I love the vintage feel of it.
A handy map to help guide you to the show!

Such an awesome logo. (click on the image to visit her website)

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely Friday!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Logan Circle Party

I love a good outfit combo and this one is great for any evening out of the year. 

However I wish I'd found this feature last year! The Hunted II owl talon cuff in silver has become quite popular, I sell out every show I do. 

You can purchase/view the cuff here.
As always thanks for reading!
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Know thyself

As you know, Diane Von Furstenberg is one of my big shero's, and her words make so much sense in this video.

I love that she wants her employees to 'work with her, not FOR her'.  Watch and learn.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Blessing of the Animals by Faith Shearin

At my daughter’s Catholic school there is
a blessing of the animals at which
the children line up with their fat hamsters
and gauzy goldfish, their dogs so old

they can barely climb the hill. They bring
their cats with bald patches
and their lizards sleeping in cages
under a fake sun. In the line
to the priest there are snakes
with white eyes and birds without songs.
There are ant farms and worms and rats
with long, exposed tails. The children
wait hours for their animals
to be blessed: for the priest’s hand
to hover over the weight they carry.

They bring shoe boxes full of turtles,
hairy spiders, frogs with dry skin.
I like watching my daughter
among the other children: her dog
small in her arms, her gaze protective.

Children believe in the power
of animals, tucked into their feathers
and shells; they believe

in blessings: the sprinkle
of holy water, each tiny
unexplained life.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Being grounded

What a lovely conversation and truth to our world and connection to the earth.

Ruudt Peters is fun and so observant, and of course his work is amazing.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What to write about....

I'll admit I have this thought on a daily basis for my blog, sometimes though a lightbulb will go off and I think, oh yeah right, I'll write about that...duh?! But not today.

We're creeping toward the high and beautifully long days of summer which I love.  It also feels like a time for me to seriously edit, meditate and prepare for fall and winter.  I've got some grand ideas brewing for a new line, I just need some free time from orders and studio to sketch. 

And thus also summer means outdoor festivals and shows.  Last year I did two summer shows and they were great but my setup and display was SO embarrassingly unprepared and messy at best.  This year I'm upping my game and I invested in two lovely tables from Ikea and chairs along with a new tent...I have yet to purchase. 

It's amazing how much money can go into such endeavors but I do feel it's worth it, as well as participating in shows.  It can be a gamble, not knowing if I'll make my money back from the festival fee but once I meet customers and fans I understand that showing my jewelry in person and having people see it is essential sharing my work.  And hearing what people like and don't like about my jewelry. 

Stay tuned for more posts about new shows I'm doing and my summer schedule! Thanks for reading.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Artsplosure 2015

I just received word that I've been accepted to participate in Raleigh's Artsplosure 2015!

I've never done a show in Raleigh and I'm really looking forward to it, despite having just got back into town from Art Star in Philadelphia which was a blast! Whew, it is definitely show season.

If you're in the Raleigh area please visit my booth....which I don't know which booth I'll be at but I'm sure you can find me!

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Mapped: A Survey of Houston Contemporary Jewelry and Metalwork

I got notice of this new video posted by SNAG Television.

It's a fun video showing all the great pieces in this exhibition inspired by the landscape of Houston.

Hope you enjoy!
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